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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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October 13, 2023

“I Thought I Was the Only Messed-Up Guy in the Church” – Mark Hall, Casting Crowns

Mark Hall, frontman and songwriter for Casting Crowns joins us for an honest conversation. He talks about how, as a teenager, he felt alone because everybody at church hid their problems.

He shares his personal battle with cancer and what it was like to sing his own lyrics “Hold it all together. Everybody needs you strong” from his song “Just Be Held,” before anyone knew about his cancer diagnosis.

He talks about the time he was tempted to end it all as well as sharing some of the stories behind some of their songs. He’s honest and deep and it’s a joy to have this time with him.

Casting Crowns is a  Grammy and Dove Award-winning band with songs like Who Am I, Voice of Truth and Praise You In This Storm, Casting Crowns have reached millions with music that keeps on helping us know the heart of Jesus. Mark’s also an author, youth pastor and worship leader at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Casting Crowns brand new album is, Lifesongs: A Celebration of the First 20 Years. Featuring 21 of their best songs with 21 guest artists who have taken a Casting Crowns song and reimagined it.

Casting Crowns, upcoming documentary, “HOME BY SUNDAY” opens in theatres November 30th. It shares the amazing story of Casting Crowns’ journey.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.